The many No.40 Media Consoles we have sold in the past just pales in comparison to the No.502 you see here. And that’s when we, like many other audiophiles and reviewers, considered the No.40 as the best AV processor/preamp money can buy, that is until the arrival of the No.502. The No.502 is now the new benchmark and sets a newer and higher standard of excellence when it comes to AV processing. Incorporating newer technology into this model, the No.502 is a better unit by far. Loads of inputs and outputs to fulfill the most complex home theater and music system. And all this is accomplished in a “shelf” friendly one chassis unit (instead of two chassis in the No.40). The biggest improvement in our opinion is its sonic quality. From movies to music, the No.502 is equal, if not better, to similarly mega priced flagship preamps of other brands. But at more than 75% off its $35,000 MSRP now, the No.502 is a reference standard AV preamp at a bargain price now.
Cosmetically, the unit is in great shape. Just minor scuff marks from use. Original remote is included and the manual can be obtained online. Unit will be securely packed for safe shipping.